Weather cooperating we are planning to watch the parade during our first day at WDW, an afternoon with FPPs and a BOG lunch booked but a relaxed pace overall.
We will return to MK for a 2nd day, starting with PPO breakfast and a busy morning, FPPs should be finished by just gone midday and then we will be trying for same day FPPs. So my question is do the waits go down for some rides more in comparison to others during the parade? My instinct is to try and pick off some of the smaller rides in Fantasyland while lots of the crowds are waiting for and watching the parade. (Hopefully through a combination of FPP and shorter wait times.) What is the experience of you experts?
I was also wondering what time the parade route gets closed off? Is it just before the parade starts or a while before? We want to do the Pirate Adventure and then ride PoC on the acquired FPP but if we time this wrong could we get trapped in Adventureland for ages as we won’t be able to cross the parade route?!
TIA for any insights, Brizz